Joan D. Stamm

- Home


New Book Cover

Now released – June 2023!

“We are struck through with nature’s transcendent presence in the complexity of the song of flower, healing the heart in a time of global anguish. The writing blossoms Buddha Mind.”
Eido Frances Carney Roshi, Abbess, Olympia Zen Center

“Through vivid observations and clear insights, [Stamm] invites readers to realize the great compassionate spirit abiding within each of us.”

Karen Maezen Miller, author of Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden

Ikebana – The Art of Japanese Flower Design


“The author shapes stem, leaf, and blossom into a dharma of living beauty.”

Lin Jensen, author of Bad Dog! and Together Under One Roof


“This is a gentle book, beautiful and meditative, that goes right to the heart of  ikebana.  It is a book that I will recommend to my students to take their understanding to a different plane.”

– Diane Norman, author of Ikebana: A Fresh Look at Japanese Flower Arranging


“In this subtle arrangement of real life and ancient teachings, Joan Stamm shows how attention to a single flower reveals ageless wisdom.  A loving tribute to a living art.”

– Karen Maezen Miller, author of Momma Zen